Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
Probably just a small sample size aberration. Choo sure doesn't try to avoid getting hit. He is perfectly happy to take one for the team.
Definitely true. Fernando Vina used to play the same way. Heck, if anything, he'd lean in.
I wish more guys who were less talented with the bat had this approach. I think it was Heisey who was trying to bunt earlier this year and pulled away when he couldve easily been hit in the fleshy part of his body by a ball that wasn't thrown terribly hard.